Thursday, 17 July 2014

Read your labels - Enriched and Fortified foods

Read your labels - Enriched and Fortified foods

Read your labels well, have you come across words like Enriched and Fortified and wondered what it means or is there any difference between the two....yes... read on to know

"Enriched" and "fortified" are terms that mean nutrients—usually vitamins or minerals—have been added to make a food more nutritious.

"Enriching" means adding back nutrients that were lost during food processing. For example, B vitamins, lost when wheat is refined, are added back to white flour.


"Fortified" means adding nutrients that were never present in the food to begin with. For example, milk is fortified with vitamin D to help your body absorb milk's calcium and phosphorus, but vitamin D doesn't occur in milk naturally.




Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

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